Why Your Website Is Naked Without The About Page

Starting a website these days is very easy, and anyone with limited tech skills can install WordPress, and start a website within minute. The hard part is making your website trustable and authority.  To be honest, it’s not as hard as it’s sound, but you need to know what elements your blog should have, to achieve the same. Harsh has covered a detailed article on how to build a trustable blog, and here I will be covering an important aspect for the same.

There are certain pages like About page, contact page, privacy policy page are not only important but essential for any website. Today, I will be talking in detail about, why every blog or website should have an about page. This one page explains everything about you and your blog. Before I move ahead with this topic, let’s have a look at this picture:

About Page Statistics

What do you see in this picture? I hope you don’t see that my blog has little traffic lol . I take this picture because I want to show you the page views of “About Page”. According to my blog, About Page is one of top ten popular pages in my blog. In this post, we will discuss the importance of the About Page.

Why You Need An About Page?

1. Build Trust With Your Readers

Building trust is all about building relationship and the relationship on the blog starts at the About page – JohnChow

This is an example of an about page”

This is an example of an about page”

I have seen a lot of bloggers who don’t bother updating about me page and their about page look like this:

Can you trust this blog? I think the answer is : NO. Blogosphere has millions of blog, and thousand blogs are created daily, you can’t trust a blog where the about page is still in the default stage.

2. Allowing yourself to be known

The About page is usually the first click when I visit a new site where I’ve never visited before. And I’m not the only one, apparently. Most visitors want to know: who you are? where are you come from? what is your expertise? ….. etc.

3. Help you get more fans and  friends

In your about page, you can provide all important contact informations like email, Facebook link, twitter link, So that readers can contact you easily and maybe some of them can become your close friend. More over people who tries to connect with you after reading your fan page are usually your true fans or who follows your blog closely.

You should also consider reading one of the old post on Importance of an about me page for your blog.

Do let us know if you have an updated about me page or your are still planning to work on your about me page some day?

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Pumama is a part-time blogger at Techsharing. His aim is to help new bloggers answer the question How To Blog by offering them a wide variety of Wordpress tutorial,blogging tips and make money blogging.


COMMENTs ( 12 )

  1. SujeetSingh says

    Very True.About page is very important for any blog.That provides the summary of the blog.Thanks for the good post.

  2. Fabrizio Van Marciano says

    There is definitely some truth about creating an about page on a blog, it’s valuable to those wanting to know who’s behind much of the content posted, however it is certainly not merely as important as having an about page on a more consumer orientated website. Great post though, thanks for posting.

  3. Vuong says

    I do not think todays an average blogger forgets to write something about him/her self. The reason is that he or she could not stand with the default text on the About page after install WP.

  4. Wasim Ismail says

    Thanks for the insight. About Us pages are great, and a must not just on blogs on all websites, This is one of things I recommend all of my clients to have on their websites is a Good About Us page. As it portrays who they are, what they do, the past, the future, you name, it anything to do with you can go onto the About Us Page.

  5. Dean Saliba says

    An About Me page is vital. Google Analytics shows my About Me page is ranked behind only the home page of my blog every single month. :)

  6. Vivek Parmar says

    For every blog an about me page + contact page + privacy policy or disclaimer page should be there so that anyone can easily know about you and if he wants to share or complains something or make a contact then he finds a safe zone

  7. Manish Singh @ TechRecall.com says

    Yeah you are right an About me Page is very important. Infact one should focus on adding an About me page before adding any article on the blog.

    Me personally visit the about me page of every blog to know who is the man/women behind this.

    It even inspires others too.

    So yeah about me Page is damn important and must be added by everyone

  8. Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com says

    Wow, I never get that many hits on my About Page :D You must be on the right track if many are trying to find out more about you!